Vampirology: The Science of Horror's Most Famous Fiend Author: Kathryn Harkup


About this book

Our fascination with the vampire myth has scarcely diminished since Bram Stoker’s publication of the classic Dracula tale in 1897, but how much of the lore is based in fact and can science explain the origins of horror’s most famous fiend? Vampirology charts the murky waters of the vampire myth – from stories found in many cultures across the globe to our sympathetic pop-culture renditions today – to investigate how a scientific interpretation may shed light on the fears and phenomena of the vampire myth.

Book content

  • Prologue
  • Evolution
  • Vampirology
  • Undead
  • Blood
  • Sunlight
  • Supernatural
  • Shapeshifting
  • Disease
  • Species
  • Vampiroids
  • Prevention
  • Slaying
  • Epilogue

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This book contains 278 pages.

Publication details

Print publication date
08 Jun 2021
Copyright year
2021
Print ISBN
978-1-83916-157-5
ePub eISBN
978-1-83916-412-5